Our heart is for your children to know Jesus in a real and personal way.Each week we will reiterate "big church's" concepts- Loving God, Loving others, and sharing God's love. We believe children are the greatest asset and have the ability to transform the world around them! Local Kids wants to provide the tools to do just that!The Local Kids is currently in need of volunteers to help invest in our youngest disciples! This is a once a month commitment and all lesson and materials are provided for you.  

We offer children's ministry 8 weeks to 4th grade. All of our volunteers have been interviewed, trained, and completed background checks. 8 weeks to 2 is our youngest classroom where children will be nurtured, have play time and a simplified lesson. 
2-4 will have access to play time, age appropriate lesson and activities. 
K-4 is hands on and engages children through a lesson, activity, and fellowship stations.

Contact Pastor Jamie if you are interested in serving!

Local Youth

 The Local Youth is designed to equip teenagers to become disciples of Jesus. Our mission is to teach youth all about the love of God.   We want to show them that Jesus loves them unconditionally, and that no matter their gifting, they can be the “hands and feet” of Jesus, creating real change in their world around them.This is where youth can grow together and in the Lord. We have a passion for the next generation.  “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”  1 Timothy 4:12

Youth Meet Every Sunday For Information Contact: Kyle Woodcock


Love In Action


Ministry Team
The Local Church desires for people to encounter the Father. Prayer is a powerful tool to assist in that process. Crista Sparkman  has experienced the transformation that occurs when we hear the Father's heart and wants to equip people with opportunity to do the same.  It's much more than crafting the perfect sentences or memorizing formuals. It's allowing the Holy Spirit to move!  It may not be comfortable or convenient, but lets pursue the Father together and for him to release the spirit of freedom. 

At the end of each Sunday service, we set aside ministry time. This is an intentional time for our team to minister to one another,  pray over specific needs and  encourage  as the Holy Spirit leads. 
At The Local Church, we believe that prayer ministry is not just a core part of our Sunday morning service, but something we hope to take with us throughout our week and into the community of East Nashville.
If you would like to get involved with the ministry team, contact Crista Sparkman for more information.

At Fifty-six:five, we believe coffee is a joyful & magical thing, and that it can be so much more than roasted beans. We believe coffee can inspire & provide the meeting place for the greatest conversations. We believe coffee can bring redemption.

At The Local Church, we wanted our Sunday morning coffee to be more than a self-serve station in the back of the room. We wanted a place that felt a little more like one of the fantastic local Nashville coffee shops we adore... And we wanted our coffee to DO something. To help dreams come true. To serve a greater purpose.

Fifty-six:five was inspired by the verse in Isaiah, which speaks about being given an everlasting name even greater than son and daughter. In the book of Romans, Paul speaks about our adoption as sons & daughters, heirs with Christ, inheriting the Kingdom of our Father. We believe that God is Father to the Fatherless and that we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves. "On earth, as it is in Heaven." On earth, we have the opportunity to love as we have been loved & adopt the orphan as we have been adopted. To give them a name, an inheritance.

We believe that every child belongs in a home, with a family of their own, where they are loved and wanted. There are children whose parents cannot care for them right outside our front door here in Nashville and all across the globe. We hope to help change that. At Fifty-six:five, every coffee or pastry purchase goes toward helping members of The Local Church grow their families & meet the needs of the orphan through adoption & foster care. Caring for our neighbors is not easy. Adoption is not cheap. Redemption is expensive. But we think coffee can help pretty much ASHLEY WOODCOCK  for more information.



Hands of God is a skilled group of individuals  that have a heart for helping others in need, inside and outside of the church. These individuals have experience in construction, home repairs, DIY projects,  and their skill set includes, but not limited too; but  yard work, helping people move, fixing gutters, cutting down trees and other small projects. Do you or someone you know need help around the house?! Contact  Tony to schedule an appointment at

They do not have set prices but simply ask to pay what you can! Any money received will help cover costs/ projects for individuals not able to pay for their services. If you would like to contribute to the project fund you can do so via check or cash app at $TheLocalChurch.


Our Neighbors

LIVEmpowered is a local organization whose purpose is  to help at-risk teenagers realize that they are loved and have value. This semester The Local Church is partnering with LIVEmpowered  in GraMar Middle School with 6th and 7th graders. The curriculum covers topics such as value, cultural/ society expectations, goals and dreams, finding role models and treating others with respect.
Volunteers Needed: Contact Jamie Welker :

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